May 10, 2010 – Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment:

FCC To Let Hollywood Control Your TV Set: There is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the FCC’s mind to … The MPAA Limits. Remarkably, the FCC will allow Hollywood to disable the analog outputs of your cable box while you are watching certain movies. The MPAA thinks this will reduce piracy. Wow, this really is an episode of The Outer Limits.

Borders Gets Into The eReader Wars: Border’s is taking pre-orders for its new $149 e-reader. Called the Kobo, it will compete directly with the Nook and the Kindle. The Kobo doesn’t have wireless, so you’ll need to connect it to your computer to download content.

Twitter A Tool Of The Revolution: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez reportedly has 200 employees dealing with his 250,000 plus Twitter followers. He was calling Twitter a “tool of terror,” he now calls it “a weapon that also needs to be used by the revolution.”

Today’s Video — Shelly Palmer Interviews Charlie Collier

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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